Courier August 17, 2020

The Conroe Noon Kiwanis Club has a fundraiser every year in September, Kiwanis Kids Day at the Park. This is an event in partnership with the City of Conroe’s Annual Kid Fish. Conroe Noon Kiwanis decided in the best interest of all attendees, to cancel Kiwanis Kids Day at the Park. The overall concern is for the safety of the children and families attending the event with the ongoing pandemic.

Kid Fish is still scheduled for Saturday, Sept 12 from 9:00am-noon. The City of Conroe offers this event as a non-profit outreach program designed to educate and provide a hands-on experience teaching youth 16 and younger how-to fish. Participants are required to register at the event that begins at 9:00am through noon at Carl Barton Jr. Park with a limited supply of poles and bait provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear keeping a social distance.  At noon prizes and trophies will be awarded based on size of fish caught.

At our August 5 meeting one of our scholarship winners, Rylie Henderson ate lunch with us. Rylie graduated from The Woodlands High School and is now attending Ole Miss with a focus on pharmacy. On August 12 four of our scholarship winners had lunch with the Conroe Noon Kiwanis members: Ethan Price of Lake Creek high school attending LSC/SHSU studying Construction Management, Brooke Hertzenberg from Oak Ridge High School attending the University of Houston majoring in Optometry, and Katherine Riggens from Calvary Baptist High School attending LSC/SHSU to study Elementary Education.

There is nothing quite as rewarding as contributing to the education of youth through our Scholarship Program. Visiting with our scholarship recipients during the year and hearing them speak of achieving career goals is one of the fundamental reasons to be a member of Kiwanis. It is entirely about serving the children of all ages in the community we live in.